thaw, melt, thawing, melting(verb)
the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
"the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"
melt, run, melt down(verb)
reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
"melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun"
dissolve, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, melt(verb)
become or cause to become soft or liquid
"The sun melted the ice"; "the ice thawed"; "the ice cream melted"; "The heat melted the wax"; "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase"; "dethaw the meat"
mellow, melt, mellow out(verb)
become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial
"With age, he mellowed"
lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
"Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"
become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly
"The scene begins to fade"; "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk"
melt, disappear, evaporate(verb)
become less intense and fade away gradually
"her resistance melted under his charm"; "her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiance"
Molten material, the product of melting.
The transition of matter from a solid state to a liquid state.
The springtime snow runoff in mountain regions.
A melt sandwich.
To change matter from a solid state to a liquid state, usually by a gradual heat.
I melted butter to make a cake.
To change (or to be changed) from a solid state to a liquid state.
The snowman will disappear; he will melt.
To dissolve, disperse, vanish.
His troubles melted away.
To be very hot and sweat profusely.
Help me! I'm melting!
Origin: From meltan.
see 2d Milt
to reduce from a solid to a liquid state, as by heat; to liquefy; as, to melt wax, tallow, or lead; to melt ice or snow
hence: To soften, as by a warming or kindly influence; to relax; to render gentle or susceptible to mild influences; sometimes, in a bad sense, to take away the firmness of; to weaken
to be changed from a solid to a liquid state under the influence of heat; as, butter and wax melt at moderate temperatures
to dissolve; as, sugar melts in the mouth
hence: To be softened; to become tender, mild, or gentle; also, to be weakened or subdued, as by fear
to lose distinct form or outline; to blend
to disappear by being dispersed or dissipated; as, the fog melts away
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
melt, v.t. to make liquid, to dissolve: to soften: to waste away.—v.i. to become liquid: to dissolve: to become tender or mild: to lose distinct form: to be discouraged:—pa.p. melted, or molten.—n. Melt′ing, the act of making liquid or of dissolving: the act of softening or rendering tender.—adv. Melt′ingly.—n. Melt′ing-pot, a crucible. [A.S. meltan; Ice. melta, Gr. meldein.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'melt' in Verbs Frequency: #882
The numerical value of melt in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of melt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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Translations for melt
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- fondreCatalan, Valencian
- roztávat, tavit, roztát, tátCzech
- schmelzen, zum Schmelzen bringenGerman
- τήκω, λίωνωGreek
- fandi, fandiĝiEsperanto
- derretirse, derretirSpanish
- sula, sulaa, läkähtyä, sulatus, sulamisvesi, sulaminen, sulattaaFinnish
- se dissoudre, fondreFrench
- leaghScottish Gaelic
- olvaszt, olvadHungarian
- թափել, ձուլել, հալելArmenian
- sciogliere, fondereItalian
- 溶ける, 溶かすJapanese
- aattoqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- tirpti, leistisLithuanian
- kausēt, kustLatvian
- topić, przetapiaćPolish
- derreter, fundirPortuguese
- расплавлять, растапливать, пла́вка, распла́в, плавиться, таять, расплавиться, плавле́ние, растаять, расплавить, растопить, та́яниеRussian
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